The President's visit to Shake Shack earlier today convinced Eater it's time to update our guide to the Obama family's burger eating in D.C. Obama is not exactly known for variety when it comes to his restaurant meal orders — if there's a burger on the menu, chances are he'll order it. This map focuses on burgers ordered by the President himself, but the First Lady has also consumed burgers at such D.C. locations as Good Stuff Eatery and Red Robin (she even beat Barack Obama to Shake Shack).
In NextStop Theater Company's urgently staged production, Ayad Akhtar's 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Disgraced acknowledges how complicated and nuanced one's feelings about racial identity and religion can be—and how, when these issues bubble to the surface, other people are likely to disappoint you. Yet the real tragedy comes when a person ends up disappointing himself.
Michael John LaChiusa's cult favorite Prohibition-era musical The Wild Party gets staged by Constellation Theatre Company (September 21). Thanks to em>Hamilton fever, two local companies are mounting Lin Manuel-MIranda's first hit musical In The Heights. We previewed GALA's spring production here and wrote that the play's "roles were groundbreaking compared to the Latino stereotypes trotted out in pop culture." Two new fall productions open at Olney and Round House on September 6.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".